• Journal Article

Aftercare plans of inpatients undergoing detoxification


Tuten, M., Jones, H., Lertch, E. W., & Stitzer, M. L. (2007). Aftercare plans of inpatients undergoing detoxification. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33(4), 547-555.


Drug use relapse rates are high following residential detoxification. This study examined the aftercare plans and desired services of participants currently enrolled in residential detoxification programs. Participants completed a survey regarding their aftercare plans and services that they desired from an aftercare program. Participants ( 98%) reported some form of aftercare plans following detoxification. Among the services that participants endorsed wanting were individual counseling, help with finding a job, and Narcotics Anonymous ( NA) meetings. With low rates of enrollment in aftercare programs, the findings of this study may be of help in determining what services will best assist individuals recovering from addiction